Unit 4 Making the news 单元测试题

Unit 4 Making the news
第二部分: 英语知识运用(共两节,满分 45 分) 第一节:单项填空(共 15 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 15 分) 从 A、B、C、D 四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。 21. —How about visiting International Horticultural EXPO 2011 in Xi’an this weekend? —_____. I don’t mind. A. By all means C. It is up to you B. I am sorry. I will be busy this weekend D. I’m not sure. I have to check my schedule

22. It is _____ unusual feeling for animal lovers to see _____ giant panda, one of China’s most famous animals. A. an; 不填 C. the; the B. an; the D. the; 不填

23. After the great earthquake happened on March 11, 2011, the whole society in Japan _____ on rescuing the people in ruins. A. concentrated C. depended B. insisted D. based

24. People all over the world are kept _____ of what is happening immediately by means of the Internet. A. reminded B. convinced

C. approved

D. informed

25. Apple’s iPad2 uses a 9.7-inch touch screen like the iPad. _____, it is equipped with a pair of new cameras, which the iPad doesn’t have. A. Indeed C. Besides B. Therefore D. Otherwise

26. —Shall I turn on the TV, Mom? —No. You should be quiet _____ wake up your sleeping brother. A. so not as to B. so as not to C. so as to not D. not so as to

27. The virus database _____ so that computer users can reduce the chance of being attacked by new viruses. A. is updating C. is to update B. will update D. is being updated

28. —How will you go to San Francisco? —I will drive to the house in San Francisco, _____ I plan to stay for two weeks. A. where C. there B. which D. for which

29. The maths teacher demanded that all the students _____ the examination paper within one and a half hours. A. finish C. would finish B. finished D. could finish

30. Not only _____ great thoughts but also they express their thoughts in words which powerfully influence our minds and emotions. A. did great writers have C. great writers have B. great writers had D. do great writers have

31. Three college students were accused _____ causing the accident on purpose and sentenced to three years in prison. A. for B. with C. of D. as

32. Arguments, even quarrels, can be a valuable part of this _____ if we want to strengthen our communication with each other. A. crime B. process C. edition D. deadline

33. —Jack met you yesterday. What’s his _____? —To show me his new smart phone. A. intention C. impression B. profession D. explanation

34. I have almost finished the news. _____ the title, do you have any advice to make it more attractive? A. As for B. Apart from C. Due to D. Ahead of

35. The little boy was so _____ to hear that the won-derful movie Rio he had been looking forward to would be put on soon in his city. A. puzzled B. delighted C. disappointed D. inspired

第二节:完形填空(共 20 小题;每小题 1.5 分,满分 30 分)

阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出可 以填入空白处的最佳选项。 The blue line was Tom’s idea. “This side of the car is mine.” Tom put his finger on the 36 37 masking tape (胶纸带) running down the middle of the seat. “Don’t

the line.” 38 about the model airplane. Danny had

Danny guessed his brother was still 39 broken the wing.

Danny pointed at the tape. “I don’t like the “You don’t have to like it. Danny complained. “OK. 42 side.” “It’s the 43 .” 41

40 .”

me you won’t cross the line,” Tom said.

promise me your voice won’t come over to my

As the car headed, Tom hardly spoke a word. All was Danny thought maybe the blue line was a wonderful


in the backseat.

45 . During the long journey,

Tom opened an activity book and Danny took out his jigsaw puzzle (拼图). “The piece for the right corner is find it, but no reply. After a few 47 , the car turned suddenly and Tom’s pencil rolled over the blue line. Tom 48 to get it. 46 ,” said Danny. He wanted Tom to help him

“You can’t come get it,” Danny said. “Fine,” Tom 49 out his window.

Danny stared out, too. Then he


his brother was watching a jet in the 51 the wing on your plane. I promise I

distance. Danny said, “I’m sorry about won’t touch your stuff again.” Tom was do.”

52 . After a minute, he said, “This is a long drive. I’m out of stuff to

“I have 53 ,” said Danny. Stopping for a while, he continued, “Should we it?” “Let’s do it.” They pulled off the tape. Danny and Tom played cards and 55 the missing puzzle piece.


Without the blue line, they got to their destination (目的地) in no time. 36. A. black 37. A. use 38. A. sorry 39. A. finally 40. A. line 41. A. Convince 42. A. So 43. A. lie 44. A. peaceful B. blue B. see B. mad B. frequently B. car B. Promise B. And B. surprise B. wonderful C. red C. cross C. excited C. quickly C. color C. Believe C. But C. deal D. green D. make D. curious D. accidentally D. model D. Remind D. Or D. gift

C. hopeful 45. A. tool 46. A. missing 47. A. years 48. A. agreed 49. A. waved 50. A. announced 51. A. borrowing 52. A. lonely 53. A. planes 54. A. look forward to C. get rid of 55. A. found

D. harmful B. mark B. growing B. months B. pretended B. threw B. remembered B. creating B. quiet B. books C. toy C. shaking C. days C. offered C. stared C. imaged C. taking C. sad C. cards B. go in for D. take part in B. watched C. tried D. calculated D. idea D. moving D. minutes D. intended D. jumped D. realized D. breaking D. tired D. pencils

第三部分: 阅读理解(共两节,满分 40 分) 第一节(共 15 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 30 分) 阅读下列短文,从每题所给的四个选项(A、B、C 和 D)中,选出最佳选 项。 A ★

Derrius Quarles, 19, had an unhappy childhood. But the Chicago teen didn’t give up. He tried his best and won $1 million in college scholarships (奖学金)! Now Derrius is a successful college student with a bright future. When Derrius was 4, his father was killed. His mother couldn’t take care of him because of taking drugs. Derrius and his 9-year-old brother sometimes had to steal food to eat. Derrius felt different from other kids. In seventh grade, Derrius went to live in a foster home (寄养家庭). His foster parents weren’t nice to him. They told him that he’d never be anything in life. Derrius didn’t do his best in school. The summer after ninth grade, that changed. Derrius had signed up for a biology class. He didn’t go to class the first day. On the second day, he showed up late. His teacher took him outside. She told him he was smart, but that he was wasting his potential (潜力). The talk inspired him and he planned to prove that he could be anything if he worked hard enough. Adults at a summer program helped Derrius find out about scholarships he could earn to pay for college. In his senior year, Derrius filled out lots of applications. He told his friends, “You’re not going to see me for a long time.” Derrius’s hard work paid off. He won more than $1 million in scholarships! He has a lot to be proud of. But he’s most proud of helping others. Derrius gives speeches to teens, telling them how to find scholarships. In high school, Derrius got help buying a computer. He wanted to help others who needed them. Last year, he gave two laptops to high school students. There’s a lot of work in his future. Derrius doesn’t mind — hard work has got him where he is today. He knows it can take him anywhere. 56. From Paragraphs 2 and 3, we can learn that Derrius _____. A. always studied hard in school B. lived in the same foster home with his brother

C. hated his parents very much D. was encouraged a lot by his biology teacher 57. The underlined word “it” in the last paragraph refers to _____. A. great success C. hard work B. a scholarship D. a computer

58. What kind of person do you think Derrius is? A. Lazy but kind-hearted. B. Selfish and naughty. C. Confident but troublesome. D. Determined and generous. 59. What does the author want to tell us? A. The way to win a scholarship to a college. B. The importance of family background. C. Never forget people who have helped you. D. Hard work pays off sooner or later. B ★★ What is WWF? WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation (保护) organizations.

WWF is a global organization acting locally through a network of over 90 offices in over 40 countries around the world. Conservation projects managed by these offices are active in more than 100 countries. The central secretariat(秘书处) for the network (called WWF International) is located in Gland, Switzerland. The idea of WWF was put forward on the 29th April 1961, and its first office opened on 11th September that same year in the small Swiss town of Morges. What do the letters WWF stand for? WWF originally stood for “World Wildlife Fund”. However, in 1986, WWF had come to realize that its name no longer showed the scope (范围) of its activities, and changed its name to “World Wide Fund For Nature”. The United States and Canada, however, continued to use the old name. The resulting confusion caused by the name change in 1986, together with its translation into more than 15 languages, led the organization in 2001 to agree on using the original acronym (首字母缩略词) — WWF — as its only global name. 60. WWF has a history of _____. A. 25 years C. 50 years B. 35 years D. 60 years

61. Which of the following is TRUE about WWF? A. It has offices in more than 100 countries.

B. Its first office was built in Morges, Switzerland. C. The idea of WWF was first put forward in Gland. D. Conservation projects are managed by WWF International. 62. WWF changed its name in 1986 because the name _____. A. wasn’t accepted by the United States and Canada B. didn’t agree with its acronym C. caused confusion when translated into other languages D. couldn’t cover its various activities C ★★★ From musician and philanthropist (慈善家) Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path with least difficulty or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction? You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless advantage. But the son of billionaire Warren Buffett says that the only real thing handed down from his father was: Build your own path in life. It is a principle that has allowed him to follow his own interests, establish his own identity, and gain his own successes. In Life Is What You Make It, Buffett describes the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his hardworking and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way. Today’s society, Buffett believes, has changed a lot. People begin to enjoy what they do, with a wealth ethic (财富伦理), honor the payoff instead of the process.

Yet, by focusing less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and work hard toward a greater sense of satisfaction. In clear and brief terms, Buffett explains a great truth: Life cannot be predicted and doesn’t have a second chance, neither fair nor unfair. We see that our journey in life seldom follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, difficulties, and mistakes. How we push through and don’t give up at these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams — from discovering our careers to giving back to others. Personal and instructive, Life Is What You Make It is about challenging your condition, taking control of your own life and living it to the fullest. 63. What does Peter Buffett value most about his mother? A. Intelligence. C. Hard work. B. Independence. D. Broadmindedness.

64. Which proverb can best express the main idea of the fifth paragraph? A. Nobody is perfect. B. Life is full of ups and downs. C. Where there is a will, there is a way. D. Failure is the mother of success. 65. Which of the following is NOT true about Peter Buffett? A. He works on music. B. His father is very rich.

C. He wrote Life Is What You Make It. D. He thinks society has changed for the better. 66. What is the main purpose of the text? A. To introduce a book. B. To describe a writer. C. To talk about what life is about. D. To discuss how to live a meaningful life. D ★★ He is only 12 years old but Utkarsh Tripathi brings out a handwritten newspaper every week on matters like the environment and women foeticide (堕胎). He does all this to satisfy his wish to “serve the country”. A Class 8 student of the Brij Bihari Sahai Inter College in Allahabad, Utkarsh has been bringing out the newspaper Jagriti for the last one year. And for the fourpage, black-and-white newspaper, Utkarsh not only takes the role of a reporter, editor and publisher, but also gives it free of charge. Jagriti has about 150 readers belonging to various age groups in Allahabad, some 200 km from the state capital Lucknow. “Children make up major Jagriti readers ... my school friends, my seniors in school, teachers and also my neighbours,” he said. According to Utkarsh’s father Hari Prasad, who runs a coaching institute, his son has a gift for writing and wants to serve the country in some way.

“More than two years ago, he began to read articles in Hindi Daily. One day he said that he wanted to start serving society from his school life itself. I then suggested why not work like a journalist and make people know their rights,” he added. Utkarsh took the suggestion seriously and came up with Jagriti. “I try to cover social issues about environment, women foeticide and others in the editorial section, and also information about public welfare plans and important government policies for the betterment of the poor or children.” Utkarsh said. Jagriti also has success stories of scientists, political leaders and other outstanding people. But how does he get time from his studies to bring out a weekly newspaper? “I believe if anyone is passionate about something, he or she can take out some time to realize his dream.” Utkarsh replied. Utkarsh’s efforts are much appreciated by people in Allahabad. Nutan Devi, a local journalist, said, “For me it’s real journalism ... It has renewed the objective (宗旨) of journalism that seems to have now got lost somewhere.” 67. According to the text, Utkarsh Tripathi _____. A. made the first newspaper about two years ago B. is learning journalism at a college in Allahabad C. wants to contribute to society D. lives in Allahabad, the state capital 68. Who are most likely to be interested in Jagriti?

A. Adults, especially the elderly. B. Local journalists. C. Children, especially Utkarsh’s schoolmates. D. Women around Utkarsh. 69. The underlined phrase “is passionate about” is similar to “_____”. A. is busy with C. is good at B. is crazy about D. is tired of

70. What is the role of the last paragraph? A. To prove Utkarsh does a good job. B. To tell us what true journalism is. C. To encourage us to follow Utkarsh’s example. D. To show the different opinions on what Utkarsh does. 第二节(共 5 小题;每小题 2 分,满分 10 分) 根据短文内容,从短文后的选项中选出能填入空白处的最佳选项。选项中 有两项为多余选项。 Question: Why is it so hard for some people to apologize after they’ve done something wrong? I have made every effort to persuade my uncle to be nice to people that he knows he’s hurt. 71 How I wish things would be better if he’d just say

he’s sorry and ask them to forgive him. Answer: 72 It’s just easier for him to pretend nothing happened than to face

the embarrassment (尴尬) of admitting he was wrong. You’ve probably done the

same thing yourself at some time. In fact, most of us have. Furthermore, what if others won’t forgive him even if he apologizes? 73 Pride blinds us to our mistakes or faults. Or at least it makes us pay less

attention to their seriousness. Pride also makes us unwilling to admit to others that we were wrong. Perhaps we’re afraid they will look down on us if we admit it. 74

But others see through our pride. And things would be far better if we admitted our faults and asked for forgiveness. 75

Now you know why your uncle refuses to apologize, talk to him again. Help him to learn how to apologize and ask for forgiveness from others. A. But a deeper reason is pride. B. But he just refuses to do that. C. We may even hope that somehow they will overlook it. D. As a result, you would offend others and hurt their feelings. E. There are a variety of reasons for your uncle’s refusal to apologize. F. Otherwise our pride would only hurt us and cause conflict with others. G. One reason your uncle finds it hard to apologize could be embarrassment. 第四部分: 写作(共两节,满分 35 分) 第一节:短文改错(共 10 小题;每小题 1 分,满分 10 分)

假定英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文,请你修改你同桌写的以下作 文。文中共有 10 处语言错误,每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的 增加、删除或修改。 增加:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(∧),并在其下面写出该加的词。 删除:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉。 修改:在错的词下划一横线,并在该词下面写出修改后的词。 注意: 1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词; 2. 只允许修改 10 处,多者(从第 11 处起)不计分。 My hometown is a small village. Small as it is, but it’s very beautiful. There are a number of hill around my hometown and they are very beautiful. In spring, we fly kites are made by themselves on the top of the hills. The kites fly very highly. In summer, the trees and grass are green and the flowers are bright on the hills. Beside, the wild apples are nice to eating. In autumn, corns at the foot of the hills were ripe. In winter, when it snows, something is covered with snow. We play with snow and make snowmen. In my hometown there are blue sky, fresh air, sweet water and kind people. I love my hometown! 第二节:书面表达(满分 25 分) 假设你叫李华。暑假期间,你在当地的某报社担任实习小记者。最近,你的 笔友 Edward 发来电子邮件,询问你担任实习小记者的经历和感受,请你给他回 一封邮件。内容包括:

1. 介绍你担任小记者参与的活动: (1)经过激烈的选拔胜出; (2)参加了报社的培训活动; (3)学习采访、写作、编辑和摄影等方面的知识。 2. 谈谈你的一些感受和体会。 注意: 1. 词数:100 词左右。开头和结尾已给出,但不计入总词数; 2. 可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。 3. 参考词汇:申请人 applicant Dear Edward, From your e-mail, I have learned that you are interested in my recent experience as a student journalist. Now let me tell you something about it. _________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ This is what I can share with you. Can you tell me what is happening to you? Yours, Li Hua

Key: 21-25 CBADC 36-40 BCBDA 51-55 DBCCA 66-70 ACCBA 76. ... but it’s very ... 77. ... a number of hill ... 78. ... kites are made ... 79. ... by themselves ... 80. ... fly very highly. 81. Beside, the wild apples ... 82. ... nice to eating. 83. ... hills were ripe. 84. ... something is covered ... something → everything 85. ... there are blue sky ... One possible version: Dear Edward, are → is 26-30 BDAAD 41-45 BCCAD 56-60 DCDDC 71-75 BGACF 去掉 but hill → hills kites 后加 that / which 或去掉 are themselves → ourselves highly → high Beside → Besides eating → eat were → are 31-35 CBAAB 46-50 ADDCD 61-65 BDDBD

From your e-mail, I have learned that you are interested in my recent experience as a student journalist. Now let me tell you something about it. I became a student journalist after severe competition against many other applicants. Then I attended a three-day training course given by the local newspaper, which equipped me with some basic knowledge about how to become a journalist. After that, I worked with some experienced journalists and editors for two weeks, during which I learned a lot about how to interview, write reports, edit and take photos, which are all parts of journalists’ daily tasks. From my experience, I realize that to be a journalist, one must have a sharp mind and a good nose for the news. It is also important to know how to communicate with others. This is what I can share with you. Can you tell me what is happening to you? Yours, Li Hua


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